MediFormatica Daily Digest – Tuesday, April 4, 2023 – (32 posts)

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Community Pharmacy System Innovation Fund opens in Wales today 

The Digital Medicines Transformation Portfolio and Life Sciences Hub Wales have launched a new fund today to help the suppliers of digital community pharmacy systems in Wales deliver an electronic prescription service (EPS). The introduction of…

— Digital Health

Monday Morning Update 4/3/23

Top News Epic CEO Judy Faulkner reportedly tells attendees of AMGA that the company is testing the use of ChatGPT to create draft provider responses to patient emails. She says ChatGPT is less terse…

— HIStalk

Digital Health Intelligence launches new clinical imaging service  

Digital Health Intelligence, the NHS IT sector’s leading market intelligence platform, has launched a dedicated new service focused on clinical imaging market opportunities.  The new Clinical Imaging intelligence service enables clients to understand and target…

— Digital Health

Baptist Health is making virtual nursing work, and gaining big ROI

Nurses have been in high demand for years, and especially since the pandemic. As baby boomers continue to age, the demand for bedside nursing continues to increase. In fact, 50% of the current RN…

— Healthcare IT news

MO Hospital Integration Sparks $6.5M Epic EHR Implementation

By Sarai Rodriguez April 03, 2023 – An Epic EHR implementation is starting after Mercy and Perry County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees recently finalized their lease agreement allowing Mercy to operate and manage the…

— EHR Intelligence

The Vibe at ViVE: A Progress Report on Healthcare Transformation [Sponsored]

The ViVE conference, powered by HLTH and CHIME, took place March 26-29 against the backdrop of new challenges for healthcare leaders. Market uncertainty following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and high interest rates…

— MedCity News

Experience Management – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 111

For the 111th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we are diving deep into experience management! We start off by examining where we are today with our approach to experience management in healthcare. Next,…

— Healthcare IT Today

Health Equity Training Now Available from the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association (AHA) has launched the EmPOWERED Innovation Academy, designed to offer mentoring, funding and training opportunities to health equity-focused startups, non-profits, and digital and health tech firms. The program focuses on…

— DistilINFO Hospital IT

The Crucial Role of SDOH in Value-Based Care

Rahul Sharma, CEO of HSBloxRoughly $4 trillion is spent on healthcare annually in the U.S.  Despite this massive expenditure, roughly 80% of health outcomes are attributed to social, behavioral and environmental factors, known as…

— HIT Consultant

Medical Coding Market to Reach $15.3B by 2033, Report Finds

What You Should Know:– The medical coding market is estimated to secure a valuation of $ 6.7B in 2023 and is estimated to rise to $15.3B by 2033 at a CAGR of 8.6% during…

— HIT Consultant

Navigating the Challenges of Price Transparency and More: Highlights from ViVE [Sponsored]

From left: Ben Leonard of Politico; Tina Barsallo of Lifepoint Health; Dr Eve Cunningham of Providence; Niall Brennan of Clarify Health; and Dr Prabhjot Singh, of Peterson Center on Healthcare
The ViVE conference in Nashville,…

— MedCity News

Webinar: Accelerating TB screening in rural communities using AI powered technology

Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death in Sub-Saharan Africa and the most common opportunistic co-infection alongside HIV. Fujifilm’s Xair portable X-ray device powered by the artificial intelligence algorithms helps provide an ideal…

— Omnia Health Insights

Wellth raises $20M for health app with financial rewards

Wellth, a digital health startup that offers small financial rewards for completing health-related tasks, scooped up $20 million in Series B funding.The round was led by SignalFire with participation from former Evolent Health CEO…

— MobiHealthNews

Tunstall Healthcare launches digital-ready solutions

Global health and care technology firm Tunstall Healthcare has introduced two new products to support health, housing and social care providers through the digital transition and beyond. Launched at the industry’s biggest annual event, the…

— Digital Health

Telehealth Use Dropped Significantly Between 2020 and 2021

By Mark Melchionna April 03, 2023 – A FAIR Health white paper described that telehealth use has evolved extensively in the last several years, with use rates dropping between 2020 and 2021 dropping and its…

— mHealth Intelligence

HIStalk Interviews Shivdev Rao, MD, CEO, Abridge

Shivdev (Shiv) Rao, MD is co-founder and CEO of Abridge of Pittsburgh, PA. Tell me about yourself and the company. I used to be a corporate investor for a large hospital system, UPMC. A…

— HIStalk

The Impact of CMMI Value-Based Care Models on Quality and Costs

Value-based care models have helped reduce healthcare costs and improve care quality but must also incorporate health equity and clinical outcomes to achieve true value for all patients, according to the Association of American…

— DistilINFO Hospital IT

VA launches immersive training pilot to improve veterans’ care experiences

The Veterans Administration Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning and Veterans Experience Office launched a virtual reality pilot training program that is immersing staff in a computer-generated VA facility.WHY IT MATTERS
The agency’s frontline team…

— Healthcare IT news

Vendor Data Breach Impacts At Least 9 Healthcare Organizations

By Jill McKeon April 03, 2023 – At least nine healthcare organizations recently reported a vendor data breach tied to Adelanto HealthCare Ventures (AHCV), a consulting company that specializes in Medicaid reimbursements. According to the…

— Health IT Security

Cambridge University Hospital CEO to advise NHSE on life science links

Roland Sinker, chief executive of Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust, is to join NHS England as an unpaid national director.The CUH chief executive will advise the NHSE leadership team, including Dr Tim…

— Digital Health

How technology is shaping the future of surgery

Technological advancements today are gradually changing the practice of surgery with several innovations in imaging and robotics, among other fields. The future of surgery will increasingly require cooperation between humans and healthcare technology and…

— Omnia Health Insights

Gelatin-Based Surgical Sealant for Rapid Sealing Inside the Body

Researchers at the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation in Los Angeles have developed a gelatin-based surgical sealant. The sealant is thermoresponsive, meaning that it will rapidly form a semi-solid bolus when it reaches body…

— Medgadget

Q&A: AppliedVR on building reimbursement for virtual reality therapeutics

California-based virtual reality therapeutic company AppliedVR received a unique Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPSC) Level II code from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for its RelieVRx system (formerly EaseVRx) to treat…

— MobiHealthNews

How RFID and Mobile Tech Transform Point of Care

Healthcare providers are grappling with significant workforce and labor challenges while simultaneously facing changing point-of-care needs, as patients increasingly expect treatment to be delivered quickly and efficiently. The ability to exchange data in a…

— HealthTech Magazine

Senate Republicans Introduce VA EHRM Standardization, Accountability Act

By Hannah Nelson April 03, 2023 – Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) have introduced legislation that would prevent the continued implementation of the Oracle Cerner EHR at Department of Veterans Affairs…

— EHR Intelligence

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 4/3/23

I was glad to flip the calendar to April this weekend. Travel, conferences, and a couple of big projects have had me hopping. Other than going to HIMSS, I get to stay close to…

— HIStalk

Nuance uses GPT4, Maven buys Naytal, TytoCare FDA 510(k) wheeze detection, Varjo partners machineMD

March was full of tremendous news in digital health – lots of major rounds, acquisitions, and partnerships. Check out some of the hottest news that happened in March:00:00 Introduction00:10 Microsoft's Nuance reveals clinician note-taking…

— BeKey

Florence Launches Modern Healthcare Experience With $20M Seed Round Led by Thrive Capital, GV, and Salesforce Ventures

Starting with emergency departments, the company aims to digitally streamline patient access, increase capacity, and drive efficiency for healthcare workers
Florence, an innovator in healthcare enablement software, has launched out of stealth mode after raising…

— Healthcare IT Today

The Relevance of Doctor Appointment Apps: Benefits, Features, Development Process

In recent years, the healthcare industry has seen an unprecedented demand for medical services, largely driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, people are increasingly turning to technology to facilitate the delivery of healthcare….

— The Healthcare Guys

Masimo receives FDA De Novo clearance for opioid overdose alert system

Medtech company Masimo announced it had received FDA De Novo clearance for Opioid Halo, the company’s opioid overdose alert system.The monitoring system aims to prevent overdose by alerting family members or caregivers when a…

— MobiHealthNews

FDA drafts AI-enabled medical device lifecycle plan guidance

The Food and Drug Administration announced the availability of draft guidance that provides recommendations on lifecycle controls in submissions to market machine learning-enabled device software functions.WHY IT MATTERS
In the “Marketing Submission Recommendations for a Predetermined…

— Healthcare IT news

Machine-Learning Model Estimates US Firearm Homicides in Near Real Time

By Shania Kennedy April 03, 2023 – Researchers have developed a machine-learning (ML) model designed to use secondary data sources to accurately estimate the near real-time burden of weekly and annual firearm homicides in the…

— Health IT Analytics

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